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Fishing Report for August 26th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,010 cfs Kirby: 1,040 cfs Varney: 1,130 cfs Not much has changed over the last week here on the Upper Madison.  Mornings and evenings continue to produce the most consistent fishing, but the afternoons are still a little more day-to-day than we'd like to see.  One day we have a great nymph and ant bite, and the next day it's all 12-13 inchers and whitefish...go figure.  The wade section continues to be the surest best around here, and we've been doing best nymphing $3 dips, Red serendipitys, and diving caddis when they haven't been looking up.  The [...]

By |2012-08-26T15:56:58+00:00August 26th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for August 26th, 2012

Fishing Report for August 19th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,030 cfs Kirby: 1,090 cfs Varney: 1,180 cfs Colder nights, and thus colder water temps have improved fishing throughout the wade section over the last week.  We are still seeing a few caddis above Raynold's Bridge as well as Epeorus spinners, which has made for some good evening dry fly fishing after 7:00 p.m., but nymphing has still been the way to go during the day if you are looking for numbers.  Three Dollar Dips in #16-18 have been the most consistent, but black or red midges, caddis larva, and even baetis nymphs (in the a.m.) should [...]

By |2012-08-19T10:56:31+00:00August 19th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for August 19th, 2012

Fishing Report for August 11th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,030 cfs Kirby: 1,140 cfs Varney: 1,270 cfs While mornings and evenings are still going to be your best bet on the Upper Madison, we've been getting more reports of good terrestrial fishing in the wade section from late morning through the afternoon over the last few days, so there is a glimmer of hope out there for the mid-day angler and we're hoping that it just keeps getting better.  Tan and flesh colored hoppers in the #12-14 range and #14-18 cinnamon and black ants will be your best options during these time periods.  We have also [...]

By |2012-08-11T12:40:54+00:00August 11th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for August 11th, 2012

Fishing Report for August 5th, 2012

Madison River Dam: 1,270 cfs Kirby: 1,360 cfs Varney: 1,500 cfs It's been more of the same on the Upper Madison these days....great mornings and evenings, and much tougher afternoons.  The dry fly bite has been good to excellent from O-Dark-30 until 11:00 a.m., and we've been doing best on Nocturnal stones, PMD Cripples, rusty spinners, and small parachutes in the #16-18 range.  The streamer bite has been incredible during this time period as well, so make sure to bring some olive peanut envys, barely legals, and double screamers along with you if you plan on getting on the water [...]

By |2012-08-05T19:38:30+00:00August 5th, 2012|Madison River, Madison River Fishing Report|Comments Off on Fishing Report for August 5th, 2012